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1988 Atlanta Falcons

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5-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.5, Offense: -5.0, Defense: 0.5, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 244 points (15.2/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 315 points (19.7/g), 11th.
 Differential of -71 points (-4.4/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 5.7-10.3.

Coach: Marion Campbell (5-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower

Stadium: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
 Training Camp: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility (Suwanee, Georgia)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Chris Miller 23 1 13 184 for 351, 2,133 yards, 11 td, 12 int, & 31 rushes for 138 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1987
RB Gerald Riggs 28 6 9 113 rushes for 488 yards, 1 td, & 22 catches for 171 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
FB John Settle* 23 1 13 232 rushes for 1,024 yards, 7 td, & 68 catches for 570 yards and 1 td
WR Stacey Bailey 28 6 10 17 catches for 437 yards, 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
WR Floyd Dixon 24 2 14 28 catches for 368 yards, 2 td, & 7 rushes for 69 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1986
TE Ken Whisenhunt 26 3 15 16 catches for 174 yards, 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 313th pick / 1985
LT Mike Kenn 32 10 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
LG John Scully 30 7 11 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
C Wayne Radloff 27 3 10 1 fumble recovered
RG Bill Fralic* 26 3 14 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
RT Houston Hoover 23 Rook 12 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 140th pick / 1988
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Gann 25 3 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
NT Tony Casillas 25 2 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1986
RDE Rick Bryan 26 4 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
LOLB Aundray Bruce 22 Rook 16 6.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1988
LILB John Rade 28 5 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
RILB Jessie Tuggle 23 1 8 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
ROLB Joel Williams 32 9 12 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
LCB Bobby Butler 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
RCB Scott Case* 26 4 15 1.0 sacks, 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
SS Robert Moore 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Bret Clark 27 2 11 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 191st pick / 1985
 Special Teams Starters
K Greg Davis 23 1 0 19 of 30 field goals & 25 of 27 extra points Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 246th pick / 1987
P Rick Donnelly 26 3 0 98 punts for a 40.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Lew Barnes 26 2 0 34 punt returns for a 9.0 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 138th pick / 1986
KR Evan Cooper 26 4 0 16 kick returns for a 20.7 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 88th pick / 1984

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
47 Rick Badanjek 26 6 0 217 5-8 Maryland 4/25/1962 2 0 Washington Redskins / 7th / 186th pick / 1986
82 Stacey Bailey 28 WR 10 10 162 6-0 San Jose St. 2/10/1960 6 3 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1982
85 Lew Barnes 26 PR 13 0 163 5-8 Oregon 12/27/1962 2 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 138th pick / 1986
98 Greg Brown 31 de 16 1 254 6-5 Kansas St.,East. Illinois 1/5/1957 7 2
93 Aundray Bruce 22 LOLB 16 16 265 6-5 Auburn 4/30/1966 Rook 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1988
77 Rick Bryan 26 RDE 16 15 265 6-4 Oklahoma 3/20/1962 4 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1984
23 Bobby Butler 29 LCB 16 16 174 5-11 Florida St. 5/28/1959 7 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 25th pick / 1981
96 Reggie Camp 27 4 0 274 6-4 California 2/28/1961 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 68th pick / 1983
25 Scott Case* 26 RCB 16 15 188 6-1 NE Oklahoma A&M,Oklahoma 5/17/1962 4 14 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1984
75 Tony Casillas 25 NT 16 16 278 6-3 Oklahoma 10/26/1963 2 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1986
28 Bret Clark 27 FS 12 11 198 6-3 Nebraska 2/24/1961 2 5 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 191st pick / 1985
74 Stan Clayton 23 g 2 2 265 6-3 Penn St. 1/31/1965 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 250th pick / 1988
20 Evan Cooper 26 KR 9 0 185 5-11 Michigan 6/25/1962 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 88th pick / 1984
56 Joe Costello 28 6 0 245 6-3 Central Connecticut St. 6/1/1960 2 0
51 Marcus Cotton 22 rolb 11 5 225 6-3 USC 8/11/1966 Rook 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 28th pick / 1988
30 David Croudip 30 6 0 183 5-8 San Diego St. 1/25/1958 4 0
5 Greg Davis 23 K 16 0 202 6-0 The Citadel 10/29/1965 1 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 246th pick / 1987
8 Steve Dils 33 qb 7 3 190 6-1 Stanford 12/8/1955 9 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 97th pick / 1979
22 Charles Dimry 22 db 16 1 176 6-0 UNLV 1/31/1966 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 110th pick / 1988
86 Floyd Dixon 24 WR 14 14 170 5-9 S.F. Austin 4/9/1964 2 3 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 154th pick / 1986
3 Rick Donnelly 26 P 16 0 195 6-0 Wyoming 5/17/1962 3 2
64 Jamie Dukes 24 lg 12 5 285 6-1 Florida St. 6/14/1964 2 2
79 Bill Fralic* 26 RG 14 14 280 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/31/1962 3 7 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 2nd pick / 1985
76 Mike Gann 25 LDE 16 16 271 6-5 Notre Dame 10/19/1963 3 9 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1985
41 Tim Gordon 23 fs 16 5 188 6-0 Tulsa 5/7/1965 1 3
99 Tim Green 25 rolb 10 5 249 6-2 Syracuse 12/16/1963 2 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 17th pick / 1986
81 Michael Haynes 23 wr 15 5 184 6-0 Northern Arizona 12/24/1965 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 166th pick / 1988
89 Jessie Hester 25 wr 16 3 175 5-11 Florida St. 1/21/1963 3 1 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1985
88 Alex Higdon 22 3 0 247 6-5 Ohio St. 9/9/1966 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 56th pick / 1988
69 Houston Hoover 23 RT 15 12 295 6-2 Jackson St. 2/6/1965 Rook 4 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 140th pick / 1988
78 Mike Kenn 32 LT 16 16 273 6-7 Michigan 2/9/1956 10 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1978
40 Leander Knight 25 2 0 193 6-1 Ferrum,Montclair St. 2/16/1963 1 0
33 Gene Lang 26 rb 16 3 196 5-10 LSU 3/15/1962 4 4 Denver Broncos / 11th / 298th pick / 1984
87 Danzell Lee 25 5 0 235 6-2 Lamar 3/16/1963 1 0 Washington Redskins / 6th / 163rd pick / 1985
27 Calvin Loveall 26 4 0 180 5-9 Idaho 7/23/1962 Rook 0
94 Charles Martin 29 16 0 280 6-4 West Alabama 8/31/1959 4 1
83 Aubrey Matthews 26 4 0 165 5-7 Delta St. 9/15/1962 2 0
7 Hugh Millen 25 3 0 216 6-5 Washington 11/22/1963 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 71st pick / 1986
62 Brett Miller 30 t 15 4 293 6-7 Iowa 10/2/1958 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
12 Chris Miller 23 QB 13 13 212 6-2 Oregon 8/9/1965 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 13th pick / 1987
84 James Milling 23 6 0 156 5-9 Maryland 2/14/1965 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 278th pick / 1988
34 Robert Moore 24 SS 16 16 190 5-11 NW State (LA) 8/15/1964 2 7
67 Paul Oswald 24 c 3 1 273 6-3 Kansas 4/9/1964 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 289th pick / 1987
49 James Primus 24 rb 16 6 196 5-11 UCLA 5/18/1964 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 222nd pick / 1988
59 John Rade 28 LILB 15 15 232 6-1 Northern Arizona,Boise St. 8/31/1960 5 7 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 215th pick / 1983
55 Wayne Radloff 27 C 10 10 274 6-5 Georgia 5/17/1961 3 3
95 Michael Reid 24 lb 16 3 226 6-2 Wisconsin 6/25/1964 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 181st pick / 1987
42 Gerald Riggs 28 RB 9 9 230 6-1 Arizona St. 11/6/1960 6 4 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1982
61 John Scully 30 LG 11 11 262 6-6 Notre Dame 8/2/1958 7 4 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 109th pick / 1981
44 John Settle* 23 FB 16 13 207 5-9 Appalachian St. 6/2/1965 1 10
37 Elbert Shelley 24 12 0 190 5-11 Arkansas St. 12/24/1964 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 11th / 292nd pick / 1987
52 Vinson Smith 23 3 0 243 6-2 East Carolina 7/3/1965 Rook 0
29 Sylvester Stamps 27 rb 4 1 172 5-7 Jackson St. 2/24/1961 4 0
58 Jessie Tuggle 23 RILB 16 8 230 5-11 Valdosta St. 4/4/1965 1 5
45 Ken Whisenhunt 26 TE 16 15 237 6-3 Georgia Tech 2/28/1962 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 313th pick / 1985
80 Gary Wilkins 25 te 14 1 235 6-1 Georgia Tech 11/23/1963 2 1
54 Joel Williams 32 LILB 14 12 222 6-1 Peru St.,Wisc-LaCrosse 12/13/1956 9 7
73 Mitch Willis 26 9 0 278 6-8 SMU 3/16/1962 3 1 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 183rd pick / 1984
66 George Yarno 31 c 16 5 260 6-2 Washington St. 8/12/1957 9 2
Team Total 25.8 16 223.8 6-1.3 2.8